Nature Notes

February 22, 2010

Photoshop Tutorial:Using Texture

Filed under: France,Photoshop Tutorial,Processing Tips — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am
Château de Chambord

Château de Chambord

An interesting technique with landscapes and cityscapes is the use of a texture over your chosen image. It often gives the image a weathered look.

The process is a simple one. Paste a texture over your chosen image and change the blending mode to something suitable. Overlay is a good choice but try some others as well. You can lower the opacity to suit.

You can save this file in a tiff or psd format, to save your layers in case you wish to make future changes.

Texture files to use for your overlays are easy to make or obtain. Google “free textures” or try taking some images on your own. Good subjects are old walls or out of focus shots.

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  1. Very good,I will try that.

    Comment by Benjamin — February 23, 2010 @ 12:23 am

  2. Thanks Ben

    Comment by Harold — March 2, 2010 @ 8:39 am

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  4. the short article is kinda deceiving, there’s lots of options in those few words, opacity, blending, new textures, layering –

    really appreciate the info, thanks!

    Comment by adan lerma — August 19, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

  5. Thank you Adan!

    Comment by Harold — August 21, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

  6. thanks 4 sharing this info!

    Comment by Geek — July 30, 2015 @ 4:28 am

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